Living, Loving, Longing Lisbon 2

Call for Short Story Submissions


To publish a collection of short stories that showcase the writer’s skill and provides a self promotion opportunity.

This can also be viewed as a demonstration of how self publishing works, so if you want to learn more feel free to get in touch.


Lisbon has to feature in the short story in some way, big or small. 

Aside from the Lisbon connection, stories can cross the full range of genres from historic, contemporary, futuristic, romance, thrillers, urban fantasy, or poetical prose. Length & Number of Entries

Short Stories from 500 to 4000 words. 

You can send as many entries as you like. 

The judge’s decision will be final.


Due date for submissions: Midnight, 15th Sept 2023

Final announcement of selected authors: 30th September 2023

Publication: 30 November 2023

Send your entry/ entries to: 

With the subject line: LiLoLoLi 2

If Your Story is Accepted 

Authors are responsible for the editing and proofreading of their entry.

Authors will need to provide a short biography – no more than 150 words – that can include links to other works and giveaways.

All authors will be asked to do as much promotion to their networks as possible. Details on promotional activities they can undertake will be sent to all successful authors.


All copyrights will remain with the individual authors. That means you can do whatever you like with the story, publish it as a stand alone, put it out as an audiobook, or add it to other anthologies. Just be aware that once it is published in the Lisbon anthology it will count as a published work and you will no longer be able to be submitted to other competitions as new or original.


There will be no cost involved in submission. If you are feeling generous, you can make a contribution towards book production here:


The intention of the book is for promotion of the authors rather than making money, therefore the book will be sold at the lower end of the price band. 

The book will be published through Draft2Digital and will be available on all major platforms in ePub and paperback format.

All authors will have to sign a contract stating that their work is their own and that they give permission for it to be published in the Lisbon anthology.

If you want to receive a share of the book’s income you will need to register with Draft2Digital. You can do that via this link:

Income sharing will be based on your percentage of words in the book.

Here is additional information on how Draft2Digital’s income sharing system works: